Guns similar to g3 under $300?
Hey all. I'm trying to get onto the paintball scene and I really like the G3s. A few people at my local field have them and I like how they look and shoot. The only problem is, since I'm new I need to buy ALL my gear. Currently I'm looking to buy: Jersey, pants, elbow/knee pads, jt proflex mask, tank, hopper. That all is going to be rather expensive and I'm not looking to buy all of that AND spend another 300 on the G3 alone.
I'm wondering if there are any other guns that are similar to the g3, but easier on my wallet. I found a starter "set" that includes a Smart Parts ION, Pure Energy 3000psi 72ci N2 Tank, Viewloader Revolution loader, and Squeegee. This whole set only costs $246. I am however, a bit weary about buying an ION simply because I hear a lot of grumbling from people on the field about the IONs. Is there a problem with them? Would I be better off spending the money on a G3?
Also, if G3 simply is the best gun in that price range. Is there any type of starter sets floating around that include the G3? That way I can save a bit of money on the gun/tank/loader.
Thanks in advance for any help/advice you can give me.